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    Korean viola bows

    $ 70.00

    Sturdy beginner bow with wooden frog. Available for full size viola.

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    Va47 C:Dix * viola bow

    $ 233.00

    C:Dix* bows are manufactured by Dictum. They are strong, good-quality carbon fibre student bows, with nickel-silver mounts and ebony frogs.

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    C429 Paesold viola bow, Model #108, Germany late twentieth century

    $ 525.00

    Since its inception in the early twentieth century, the Roderick Paesold workshop has specialized in the manufacture of a wide range of well-made bows for stringed instruments. Their #108 model uses selected brazilwood for the stick, and the quality can often rival if not out-perform the lower ranks of pernambuco bows. This viola bow, at 73 grams, is at the heavy end of the normal viola bow spectrum and would suit a strong player in the middle grades.

    Start sale price: $525.00

    Bow weight: 73.0 grams

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    C408 Unstamped viola bow, European, late nineteenth century

    $ 1,295.00

    This unstamped, round, European viola bow has silver mounts and a hybrid version of the
    Vuillaume” frog, giving it good stability at the handle. Extensively restored in our bow workshop, the bow has a good blend of playing characteristics, combining steadiness in fast legato passages, precise articulation and an excellent spiccato. It is priced remarkably well for a silver-mounted bow.

    Start sale price: $1295.00

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    S406 Richard Grünke, Bubenreuth, Germany, mid-twentieth century

    $ 5,000.00

    Richard Grünke is one of Germany’s most prestigious modern bow makers. After training with Edwin Hermann and the H.R. Pfretzschner workshop, he joined the Roderick Paesold workshops, where he was their master bow maker for over twenty years. This fine, silver-mounted viola bow, made during that period, is stamped with Grünke’s name; the frog also bears the shield symbol containing his initials which he used at that time. The strong, octagonal stick is made from selected pernambuco, and is both steady and responsive. This bow would suit a professional player or advanced student planning for a career as a viola player.

     

    Start sale price: $5,000.00

     

    Bow weight: 67.1 grams

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    S312 “Beare” London, late twentieth century

    $ 6,000.00

    This fine viola bow was made by Tim Baker, the last bow maker to be trained and employed by W.E. Hill and Sons. Baker then joined the workshop staff at J. and A. Beare in 1984, where he focussed on bow making, bow restoration and the study of old bows. The influence of the great nineteenth century French bow makers, particularly Peccatte, is visible in this bow: an elongated octagonal section extends forward into the otherwise round stick and the head is carved in a clear, somewhat angular style. At 71.4 grams, the bow is of moderate weight, with a smooth but responsive playing action.

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